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Angela Cervantes is a writer and poet. Her poems and short stories have appeared in The Kansas City Star and "Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul." In June 2014, "Gaby, Lost and Found" was named the winner of Latino Literacy Now’s International Latino Book Award for Best Youth Chapter Book (English Language Fiction). The International Latino Book Awards are the largest awards in the USA celebrating achievements in Latino culture and literature. Cervantes currently lives and writes in Kansas City where she founded the Latino Writers Collective.